BRCA tests advised in ovarian cancer

Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are now recommended to have BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic testing to help clarify their prognosis and family risk of the disease, updated guidelines say.

The new recommendations in the guidelines Genetic Testing for Heritable Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genes apply to all women under 70 diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

The new guidance is based on research carried out at Melbourne's Peter MacCallum Cancer